Jerry told Mother that he didn't believe in God. Mother came unglued. "How dare you say that. As a pilot you fly and see the beautiful creations in the world. The beautiful sky, the sunsets, the mountains..." Jerry listened then said,
"yeah I guess you are right."
end on conversation.
March 7, 1998
"Jody and family: I just heard about Mom, it hasn't hit me yet that she's gone. She has always been a big part of who I am. It's like losing a leg but still feeling the toes. She was my best teacher, best friend, and adviser. Even after I left home I have constantly conducted my life for her approval. ... See you soon, much love, Jerry"
How could he not be the favorite son?
P.S. I love you, Mom!